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The Afton is on track for condos on River Street by early 2017 (access required)

It took 599 days to get from signing a development agreement on The Afton condos to the groundbreaking at River Street between Eighth and Ninth streets in downtown Boise. That was 602 days by the time developer Michael Hormaechea started ...

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SBA sees a 57 percent loan increase (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Boise District, which includes southern and eastern Idaho, saw a 57 percent increase in the number of approved SBA 7(a) loans for the fiscal year of 2015. The loan is the most common type of ...

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Idaho Bankers Association preps for upcoming legislative session (access required)

Judicial foreclosures, wage garnishment and trust code are all on the mind of Idaho’s banking advocate Trent Wright as he looks to Idaho’s next legislative session. Wright, president and CEO of Idaho Bankers Association, said the association has worked on ...

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Sustainable Design: Commercial real estate experts on tenant preferences (access required)

This fall, Idaho Business Review is publishing Square Feet, a quarterly magazine dedicated to commercial and residential design, construction and real estate. This Q & A with real estate professionals appeared in the print edition, which was distributed with the ...

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New 986 area code approved for Idaho

Idaho’s signature 208 area code will soon co-exist with a new three-digit code. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission announced Nov. 2 that the state’s second area code will be 986, starting in 2017. The new code will overlay existing 208 ...

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US construction spending rises 0.6 percent in September

U.S. construction spending rose 0.6 percent in September to the highest level since March 2008, pushed up by a surge in apartment building. The Commerce Department said Nov. 2 that pending on construction rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

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